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good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. it's monday, august 30th. this morning, hurricane watch. earl grows rapidly overnight striking the caribbean. and now has the east kieft in its sights. sam is tracking the storm for us. vacation is over. president obama is prepared to address the nation on iraq and launch middle east talk us he takes on that nagging question. why to more and more americans believe he's a muslim? >> i can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead. miracle on the tracks. watch as this woman falls with the subway train heading right for her.
how she was able to walk away from this alive. and the emmy goes to "modern family." >> as an affair as "mad men "ruled again. a great night at the emmy. and it's great to have george back from vacation. >> and it is great to be back. and how happy are you for our friends at "modern family?" >> oh, yeah. >> good people kicking off the night with best supporting actor. >> and the opening with "glee" was fantastic. we'll share that with you later. but we start the week with the country keeping a watchful eye on a monster storm brewing. hurricane earl is rolling through the country and expected to strengthening to a category 3
storm later today. in the meantime, hurricane danielle is causing deadly rip currents from florida to new york, more than 100 people were rescued over the weekend. >> so dangerous and hard. big weekend for president obama. he's back to address the nation from the oval office tomorrow night. he's going to formally mark the end of the u.s. combat operations in iraq. and as we're wrapping up an unpopular war, many are asking, was this worth it? the president has to address that issue. and what so many americans are facing, the economy is number one. and whether we're going to slip into a recession. >> vacation is definitely over. sam is tracking the storm from cocoa beach, florida. good morning, sam. good morning, robin. and it is hurricane earl that everyone is talking about this week, major cities from the
eastern seaboard from the carolinas all to way to cape cod, there will be that uncertainty where the storm will go all week long. let's get to the boards. weep got three tropical systems in the atlantic this morning. of course, danielle the storm that passed earlier. the bright-colored one in the middle of the screen. let's show you what steers earl. its track toward the east coast of the u.s. and then come up against a cold front that passes later this week towards thursday into friday, all the way up the eastern seaboard. so if you're an old pinball fan, that would act as a budge tore take earl and shove it back out to sea. otherwise, earl would be working straight toward the u.s. coastline. so we'll be watching very carefully this week to see if earl does make the connection with that cold front. very, very important. all eyes will be watching the storm. tonight it across by puerto rico with 70 to 100-mile-an-hour
winds. >> hurricane earl has prompted many airlines to cancel flights to the caribbean and some cruise ships are being diverted from the storm's path. ryan owens is in puerto rico yo with more on how the storm is affect the caribbean islands. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. it's a breezy morning in puerto rico. ominous looking clouds. earl is still 100 miles away from here. right now, this morning, the real action is to the east of here, other caribbean islands beautiful places like antigua, the u.s. virgin islands. as you mentioned, air flight have been canceled, cruise ships have been diverted and others just hunkered down. here in puerto rico, we expect that the hurricane will get about 200 miles from here so we'll only have a glancing blow. perhaps a preview of what's in store for the east coast a bit later this week. george? >> ryan, thanks so much.
meanwhile, security forces in iraq are on my alert this morning, just 24 hours from the official end of the official end of u.s. combat operations there. it's been more than seven years since the combat mission began. fears are al qaeda may use it to coincide with tuesday's handover date to show how ung strabl the country is. dan harris is in baghdad and has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we're starting to hear reports that iraqi politicians are finally wrapping up their negotiations over forming a new government. here's why this is key. the elections were actually held more than five months ago and they still haven't been able to agree on forming a new government which is why american generals say they're increasi increasingly concerned as they withdraw, they're leaving behind a dangerous vacuum. do you think with having a government not yet formed creates an ability for insurgents? >> i think it creates an opportunity for extremists and
terrorists who don't want to see this country move forward. so that the population loses trust and confidence in the security forces and the government. >> reporter: and indeed, al qaeda has been really ramping up its attacks lately which is why over the weekend, iraq's security forces went into the highest threat level possible for more terror threats. that draw john of u.s. troops in iraq is only one issue that president obama is facing this week. he'll make a major speech about it from the oval office tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. eastern. he's also hosting middle east peace talks all while dealing with a new worry about the economy that just won't bounce back. jake tapper is at the white house. >> reporter: good morning, george. that's right, president obama comes back from vacation and the economy is front and center on his plate. or is it? just over two months before the midterm elections, president obama has been taking some time to tell voters he's keeping his promises. over the weekend, he told
louisianians, he's staying on top of the bp oil spill. >> we are not going to forget. we're going to stay on it until this area fully recovers. >> reporter: tomorrow night, a prime time address from the oval office, heralding a withdrawal of u.s. combat troops from iraq. >> as can dated ever this office i pledge i'd would end this war. as president, that's what i'm doing. >> reporter: and on wednesday, obama reignites peace talks. many democrats want him to talk about the economy and boost confidence there will not be a double-dip recession. the president told nbc's brian williams there is no cure-all for the economy. >> a whole host of measures that we could take, no single element of which is the magic bullet. but cumulatively can start continuing to build momentum for the recovery. >> reporter: so far, any remains plans are modest. the white house is pushing a $30 billion small business lending
initiative. but policymakers in the white house and federal reserve feel caught between a rock and a hard place want ogg spend at stimulus or at the fed by buying up debt but worried about running up the national debt. >> you can't fix it overnight. this election is about the economy. that is the fundamental driving issue ever this election. >> reporter: and, george in that interview, president obama said there are some steps that can be taken in a bipartisan measure for the economy but he said this is the, quote, silly season, the political season, making his accomplishments unlikely. >> for more on this, we're now joined by our friend and contributor james carville in new orleans and charles schwab chief investor here in new york. james, let me begin with you, you see the president marking the end of the combat operations in iraq. watching the middle east talks
and talking about afghanistan as well. how does he fit in the economy which is what most people worry about when he's got all these other projects? >> well, george, the truth is, you can get out of iraq, but you can't get out. economy. the recession started in december 2007 and precipitated by a huge financial crisis. and history shows that you say these things are very nasty and they take a while to get out of. and the president's got to keep pushing and telling people that he's out there tugging and understands this is going on. this is a bad, bad recession. >> even though tomorrow night's speech is on iraq, he's going to have to address the economy, right? >> leahe's going to have to it. whether he speaks on it or not, the issue is not going away because people are living on this every day. he can give a speech on iraq. i think people understand, it's
something significant in the country's history. but when they make up the next day, it's the same economy. >> the speech over the weekend the fred chairman ben bernanke gave out in jackson hole where he basically said, there are certain things i can do but don't count on me. >> i don't know that that was necessarily the wrong thing to say, i think that suggests there is some confidence that we're staying in recovery and the tools that the fed has used and offered to continue to use won't be necessary this time. so i would rather hear something like that from bernanke than we're pulling out all the stops. >> and it's fair to say at that market reacted fairly to what the chairman said. even though the market had a bounceback. it's going to be a slow recovery. >> right. when you get debt to more than
90% of gdp, gross domestic product, where it is now, that has a dampening effect for the economy to grow because the public sector basically crowds out the private sector. and i think that is the environment that we're in right now. the last three recoveries, coming outside of the '91 recession and they are subpar recoveries. when you overlay that to the last three recoveries that is the primary estimation. >> be it others will say, consumers don't have the money to spend. we've got to get them unlocked, not spending and unlock the investment. what's going to do that? >> first of all, you know, the consumer side of the economy has been deleveraging for several year news. the savings rate is back up to 6%. the private sector, the consumer, is doing its part.
corporate america is healthy right now. >> but they're sitting on that cash? >> they're sitting on the cash. that's a confidence crisis. it's more than just an abstract thing. that's the big lock on the economy right now. >> let me bring james carville back in. james before we go, the president did get the questions from brian williams about how a third of the americans question and now a fifth. let's show what the president said? >> well, look, that, i would say that i can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead. it is -- the facts are the facts. so it's not something that i can, i think, spend all my time worrying about. >> you can't blame the president for wanting this to go away. he also blames many in the media for perpetuating these kind of myths. but is there anything more he has to do affirmatively to address this or hope it goes away? >> i think abraham lincoln said something to the fact that we
know the law lovers poor people because it made so many of them. the law made stupid people because it made so many of them. what can you do, some somebody with every piece of evidence known to manning doesn't believe he was born in the united states. there's nothing that can be done. i think he was saying as much to that. that people are willing to go out and promote this kind of thing, it's unfortunate. but the most unfortunate thing is that people are stupid enough to believe that out there. >> james carville, liz ann sonders, thanks so much. hey, george, robin. that community in tennessee is on edge this morning after the site of a planned mosque was torched over the weekend. investigators are appealing to the public for tips on who may have set that fire which destroyed construction equipment. by the way, the sign on the property also torn apart twice. and some residents have staunchly opposed that project.
muslim leaders say anger over a proposed mosque near ground zero in new york has emboldened it. roger clemens has always denied using steroids and he's expected to deny it today. clemens is being arraigned on criminal charges or allegedly trying to congress saying he never used drugs. if convicted he could be facing a year in prison. those 33 miners trapped underground in chile have had their first phone conversations. each given one minute. one miner even proposed to his childhood sweetheart saying when i get out of here, let's buy the dress. the men are in good spirits after receiving food but the rescue operation could still take several months. finally, these images are astonishing, a woman falls on to the tracks of the new york subway with a train barreling towards her.
the tragedy is averted, thanks to one man's quick thinking. here's jeremy hubbard. >> reporter: she was blooded and moneying, her twisted body laying on the tracks the train approaching. >> i watched her go offer the platform. i didn't need anybody to wave or get my attention. i knew i had to stop the train. >> reporter: as conductor francis lusk pulled his train into this station, he quickly blew the horn, hit the brakes and ground the train to a halt in the nick of time. lusk rushed over to help worried that the woman night touch the high-voltage rail. >> i asked if he was dizzy or anything. she was bleeding. i had tissues my pocket that i gave her. >> reporter: subway accidents like this are rare and don't
always have a happy ending. just last march, a woman was crushed in a nearby new york subway station while trying to retrieve a bag that had fallen on to the track. this new york newspaper declared in bold print it's a miracle it didn't happen this time. and the subway conductor is embarrassed by all the attention he's doing for just doing this this is job. for "good morning america," jeremy hubbard, abc news, new york. >> that is the news, it is 7:16. i would say he should not be the least bit embarrassed. he's a hero in my books. that's my biggest fear. i take the subways every day. >> and people are trying to give him baseball tickets. he said, no, he's just doing his job. >> well done. time for the weather, let's go back down to cocoa beach, florida, where we found our search smp. sam champion. >> good morning, we're going to talk about the rip currents expected on the east coast.
it's the big official last summer holiday. as we watch earl. how's that for a segue to the first graphic. it's probably going to bed second major hurricane of the 2010 tropical season. you can see expecting, the hurricane center is to make a close path to the east coast. every city from the carolinas all the way to the cape. meanwhile, big heat from chicagoland, 94. detroit, 92. new york, 92. that is the weather around the nation.
total sunshine across the nation's capital to start our day. we have a lazy high-pressure system which means sunshine today and over the next several days. it will be hot but not to you made. 73 degrees at reagan national airport. we are on our way to mid-90's and mostly sunny, hot not to hu >> a >> all of america's weather in the next half hour live from gorgeous, cocoa beach, florida. robin, george? >> and quickly explain your attire there, sir? >> because, robin, you know, i'm never happier than i am on a beach or in a wet suit.
doesn't have to be the beach. this time, we are actually in for a reason, the life safers here, the coast guard -- the coast guards -- the life guards are going to take us out with the rip currents and show you thousand stay safe. these beaches are going to be crowded. >> thank you. just saying. just saying. thanks, sam. tv's biggest night saw all the glam and all the glee. chris connelly was in hollywood with a front row seat. you saw it all, chris. good morning. >> i sure did. the emmys peppered their reward giving with sketch comedy. including one sketch in which an internationally famous human te tarian was dropped into the laps of "modern family." "modern family" took home just about everything, including
george clooney. three emmys in all, including best comedy. were you shocked? were you stunned? >> did you lose weight? >> giving sophie vergara with her promise to streak. >> i did it already. >> you did it already? >> i did. >> she's in great shape. >> reporter: he vowed to give his statue to his parents. >> this is a reminder to them that they worked really hard to make this possible. plus, i got a bowling trophy that i won a couple years ago. >> reporter: and jim parsons from "the big bang theory" is planning on hanging on to his. >> i'm not giving it to my mother. i'm sorry. >> reporter: other winners included "glee's" jayne lynch. >> don't even think about including me in your group.
>> reporter: and "sopranos" edie falco for "nurse jackie." >> i'm not funny. >> reporter: you are fun? >> i guess. >> reporter: repeat winners like "mad men" and bryan cranston. >> it is the role of a lifetime for me. >> reporter: jimmy fallon kicked offer with a fantastic number that showed everyone "glee's" fun. who surprise who the belle of the ball was, 88-year-old betty white. >> look alive, we need "glee" club members? >> great, working on sweet new moves with the new dance coach. >> come on, give a hippety hop. back that up.
>> she said back that up, back that up. all right, chris, thank you very much. we'll show you more of the opening coming up. the woman with the battle with the billionaire. she helped her children sue. she lost. now i'm claritin clear. claritin works hard to relieve my worst symptoms without drowsiness... ...so i stay as alert and focused as someone without allergies. for me, claritin is the perfect allergy medicine. i only live claritin clear
local news update. let's start with lisa baden. everybody is getting back to school and there is lots of traffic on 66, 95, 395 and 270 is wicked with a crash at 8- urbana. look at that pace of traffic. we are in the group again. montgomery county and charles county are back to school. it will be a hot weekend ahead of us. -- a hot week ahead of us. 75 degrees in the district and on our way to the mid-90's. it will look like the weekend
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so many people trying to get in some final days at the beach before summer is over. especially with the sunrise like that. you may want to think twice before you get in the water. this is the one the beach where is the swimmers are being urged to use extra caution from rip currents stirred up by danielle. tips on how to protect you and your family from the powerful currents. as we say good morning, america on this monday morning, i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. also this morning, we have new details on the anna nicole smith drug conspiracy. her doctors are accused of
giving massive quantities of drugs. and the man who may be the key is larry burkhead, he's speaking, he's speaking to ashleigh banfield in an exclusive interview. first, a "gma" exclusive as well. she's the only at the center of high-stakes battle with the billionaire. her children sued their very wealthy father for millions in back child support and lost on friday. now jennifer is speaking out. we're going to hear from her in just a moment. first, mike von fremd has more. >> reporter: billionaire donald grant and his girlfriend jennifer gold had two children that lasted in a relationship for years. the real estate tycoon who lives on his own private island off of california's newport beach does not owe his children an extra nickel. >> i think the jury is
scratching their heads thinks, "a," they would love to have a deal like that or "b," this is greed plain and simple. >> reporter: the children have been receiving more than $10,000 a month since birth. they sued saying they are entitled to $130 million includes $100,000 because their father is the wealthiest man in america. she testified that he loved them. one reads "happy valentine's day, you see, i really do care in my own way. love donald." in court, in front of his children, bren said, we weren't married, we weren't a family, i never told her i loved her. >> to sit in a courtroom, face his children and say i don't love your mother and frankly, i really didn't want to have you. so that's the tension that's
created in that courtroom. >> reporter: billionaire donald bren chose not to hear the jury read his victorious verdict. the mother, jennifer gold said, her children will definitely appeal the case. for "good morning america," mike von fremd, abc news, los angeles. >> and joining its now for an exclusive interview is jennifer gold, the mother of the two children in the case. jennifer thank you for being with us. we do appreciate your time. >> thank you so much for having me. >> you say you're here on behalf of your children who they're the ones who filed the suit. >> yes. originally, i filed it originally if 2003 and they are now the plaintiffs. >> because they are adults? >> exactly. >> why? why did they want to do this? >> originally, i did it on behalf of them, because their father had promised me to always take care of them. to always provide for them. not only in his last will, but also in a trust, to take care of them. and he, obviously, i had
realized that he was never intending to do that. so i filed the suit. we went on, it lasted -- it has lasted since 2003, and many times, you know, tried his legal teams have tried to throw it out. and we finally got to trial. and so now they're adults, and now they are the plaintiffs. >> they're 18 and 22 years old. >> yes, my son is 18. my daughter is dwoo. >> you signed four contracts with mr. bren. one each when you were pregnant with the children. >> yes. >> and one each when they were born and it stipulated child support. was there anything ever written about the role he would play in their lives that was so important? >> it wasn't written in the contracts, but it was discussed with me privately. it was side contracts with me. >> but verbal, there's nothing -- >> it was verbal. there was nothing written into
those contracts. we had a very romantic, longtime relationship, he had told me he would prefer to keep this as a legal talk. lawyer talk. and our relationship, he assured me, would definitely -- he would follow up with all of his promises to me. >> i know that you and your children have said this is not about the money. that you want him to be a part of their lives. and there's some people who agree with you that he is a billionaire and he can more than afford what he has already paid. but also, jennifer, there are those people who say, even the jury which came back quickly. they've already been paid millions. they have their school paid for. they have their living expenses paid for. they get $10,000 each. and he's going to continue to pay that until they're 25 and the schooling. i know you heard this that some people are saying, hey, your kids are just greedy. how do you respond to that? >> the way i respond to that, not all of that is accurate.
he will not be paying $10,000 until they're 25. he has promised to pay for their schooling up to graduate school if they so wish. which i actually was very interested in having that put into the contracts. it's not about the money, it's about the rights of the children. it's what their birth right is. there are is a formula set up for children to be able to have the wealthy parent provide for them. it's called a master. and that particular formula was not allowed to be introduced to the jury. so the jury came back, you know, obviously against us. 9 against us, 3 for us. so between the a complete jury saying -- complete 12. they only need 9, obviously. the bottom line, it's not about greed. it's about actually protecting their rights, according to his promises. and, you know, he sat on the
witness sand. stand. >> has he had any involvement in their lives? >> yes, he has, actually. that's what is so shocking. his demeanor and his testimony is completely lies because he had had a relationship with my children, with our children, for -- my daughter was 9 the last time he saw her. and my son was -- it wasn't the last time he saw her but the last time he actually visited with her and interacted with her. and my song w was 5. also those photographs and documentation of that was also kept from the jury, through not only the attorneys but the judge agreed to keep all of that, which is crucial to the case. >> and during the case and on the stand, he said he never said that he loved you. didn't consider you all a family. your children are sitting there in court, hearing this. how have they -- what have they said to you? >> it was quite cool.
you know. they -- they're very angry and very hurt. you know, i think my son is more angry, but i'm sure he's hurt, he won't show it. my daughter is extremely hurt about, you know, sitting there and hearing her father say that north things about me, that he didn't love me. but that he never wanted them. that he never wanted to spend any time with them. that they never did spend time with them. but he did know that he spent time with him. >> just a way of having him spend more time, suing him for hundreds of millions of dollars and making this so public, when the motivation, as you have said, and your children have said, you just want him to acknowledge them and be a father to them. >> well, you know, as you know, and most people that are familiar with these type of things know that you cannot force a person to be in your life. and since he was already in
their life, i assumed, from his promises to me and our relationship that he would always keep that promise. the fact that he didn't was obviously why i decided that i had to take legal action. it just -- i finally just realized that he never intended to keep those promises. that he just basically viewed on his promises and relationship with me, suffering through the relationship with me, which i'm saying in jest. but in order to get a good deal, he treated this more like a business deal. unbeknownst to me, i was just shocked to hear not only that he consistently said that he never loved me. never told me he loved me. and yet, there was a lot of evidence that showed love notes, pictures, all kinds of things. they really did leave out most of those notes. >> and i know you're hoping to in the appeal to be able to
present that. jennifer, thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you. >> and your children. and we did ask donald bren and his attorneys to come on and to have an interview or statement. but they repeatedly declined. i appreciate you coming on. time for the weather and let's go to sam in florida as the region there braces for hurricane earl, good morning again, sam. good morning again, robin. we're watching the coastline. we're go doing talk about the rough surf up and downed east. every inch of the east coast of the u.s. should be watching for high surf and rough surf and rip tides. and we know a lot of folks are headed to the coastline as we head into the weekend, the last official holiday of summer. let's get to the other things. there's a couple of reasons why we're watching this cold front.
and along this front there will be cold fronts moving through. we are keeping a close eye on earl as it progresses through the work week. it could affect our weather later this week with may be added clouds. otherwise, >> >> all that weather was brought to you by capital one venture card. robin, when we come back, we're actually going to be in the water with professional lifesavers, and they're going to give you some things you really can use when you feel you're in trouble. >> yes, surviving the deadly rip currents. thank you. all the hurricane activity just to keep your family safe as you head to the beach. you heard sam. back to him in just a moment.
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as the east coast braces for hurricane earl, it's already there with hurricane danielle. at least two people were killed and dozens more rescued over the weekend. sam is in one of the hardest hit areas. sam, i know you're going in the water to show everyone how to protect ourselves from one of the rip tides. >> yeah, as you just said, george, as folks head to the beach for the holiday, the last thing they want to hear that the beach they love to visit is so dangerous. with earl approaching we think it's likely there will be rougher waves this weekend. >> reporter: as three atlantic systems churn up in the atlantic, they are stirring up the seas, bringing up dangerous conditions all along the east coast. and the massive waves aren't the only concerns. rip currents have been threatened swimmers from new jersey all the way to florida.
in ocean city, maryland, 250 people rescued on saturday alone. >> i wouldn't even go out there today. too rough. >> reporter: life guards in brev v ard county rescued people. the former life guard jumped into action. >> just give me a surfboard. >> reporter: another added frustration. many life guard stands are understaffed because students are heading back to school. >> just the two-man stands, this weekend, we have the lieutenants helps us out. >> reporter: the u.s. life saving association says rip currents kill 100 people off our shores each other. i tested it. in less than five minutes, the rip current pushed me hundreds of feet offshore, even though i was swimming towards the beach. swimming against the rip current
can be exhausting and a deadly mistake. it's easy to get not only tired but a little bit panicked. ocean county rescue team jeff -- i know you're swimming out of the current, when you're panic-stricken, what's your best advice, you feel like you're being pulled out? >> biggest thing is break the drift of the rip. meaning the rip current. parallel to the shore, be calm. >> you want to keep the beach right in front of you and swim that way because normally, rip currents are fairly narrow. >> yes, sir, yes, sir, it is. the biggest thing is to say connell in the event of being stuck in a rip current. and just slowly and calmly take yourself out of it. >> reporter: the one bit of advice, one life guard said tree
us like our active on the beach. even if you grew up on the beach. differing the storms, this is not the beach you that know. the stand underneath the water has shifted position. the current is stronger. definitely make sure you have a conversation with the life guard on the beach or don't swim if there's no life guard until the water comes down. george? >> thank you, sam. thanks very much. when we come back, we got some favorite moments from the emmys. ♪ injectable ra medicine you take just once a month. it's simponi™, and taken with methotrexate, it helps relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of ra with one dose a month. visit 4simponi.com to see if you qualify for a full year of cost support. simponi™ can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious and sometimes fatal events can occur, such as infections, cancer in children and adults, heart failure, nerus system disorders, lir or blood problems, and allergic reactions.
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>> it is 7:56 on this monday, august 30. i am scott thuman with your local news update. let's check the roads. has been a busy morning. we will begin with a couple of maps. we wanted to resume into maryland. all lanes are closed on a northbound 95 maryland at the rest area. that is before 32 because of a car fire. three car wrecks on 270 southbound at 80, two at falls
road which are out of the runway but it is a long trip from frederick to highet's town and out of gaithersburg into rockville. connecticut avenue has a report of a crash from a motorcycle. we have a lot of sunshine today with strong and lazy high- pressure because it will impact our weather for five days straight. get used to this over the nation's capital. we have will -- we will have it all week. temperatures are near 70 right now. we are on our way to the mid- 90's. it will be hot but not too humid. it will not be oppressive and mid-90's tomorrow and wednesday. it will cool by the weekend, closer to 80 degrees.
♪ oh what a night ♪ what a very special time for me i remember what a night ♪ a big night at the emmys. we talked about the winners. this half hour, the winning fashions. >> nina garcia is here. >> she's going to talk about that from "project runway." there were great ones out there. wasn't there, nina? she's going to talk about that coming up. that's a great fashion there. like the necklace. >> we're going to get to that in a little bit.
but also, the explosive an that nicole smith's trial started. was she given massive doses of drugs. the key witness may be larry birkhead. >> how young is too young to have a cell phone? >> are you kidding me, they're clamoring every day for it. >> they don't have one yet do they? >> they steal mommy's, they steal daddy's? ali is negotiating. >> it is a great debate that parents are having across the country. i'll wait and see if she can hold out until she's 10. also, tory johnson's going to be here in the last half hour, talking about the five most avoidable mistakes that people make when they're filling out their resumes.
it's so important with so few good jobs out there, you don't want to make a silly mistake that can knock you out of the running. first, ashleigh banfield in for juju chang. >> thank you, george and robin. we're going to started with weather actually because hurricane earl is getting strength as it rushes the caribbean and could become a category 3 through today. and eventually category 4 storm. it looks it's going to move up the eastern seaboard turning east at the carolinas and cape cod. sam's going to have more on earl's track in just a minute. president obama gets back to work at the white house today now that he is back from vacation and the trip to new orleans. mr. obama meets with his economic advisers this afternoon and is putting the finishing touch it's on tomorrow night's address to the nation and he'll discuss the end of combat operations in iraq. midweek, he's hosting israeli and palestinian leaders as they reopen peace talks for the first
time in nearly two years. some very encouraging news for the miners trapped underground in chile. this morning, a new and faster rescue plan is in the works that could free them in two months, instead of four. the plan involves widening the existing hole instead of drilling a new one in the shaft. the men are trapped since august 5th. some serious questions are being raised about the safety of teen motorcycle racing. barbara pinto has the details. his baby face belied his skill on the track. at only 13 years old, peter lenz was a rising star on the motorcycling circuit with nine championships under his belt. lenz fell saturday night on a practice lan, he was run over by another raiser w race here is 1 old.
>> these kids have proven time and time again, their skills, their training, their background and everything has proven that these guys are more than ready for a track like this. absolutely. >> reporter: on peter lenz's facebook page, a growing list of condolences, including a message from his father. he said peter passed doing what he loved and had his go-fast face on asly pulled on to the track. god bless peter and the other rider involved. miss you, kiddo, dad. for "good morning america," barbara pinto, abc news, chicago. emergency room visits by child athletes with concussions are soaring in the studies finding that the e.r. visits more than doubled in ten years. the new figures suggest that players and parents and coaches may be more aware of head injuries but researchers say many of them still don't understand just how serious concussions can be. now a look at what's coming up on "world news." here's diane sawyer. >> ashleigh.
a good monday morning to you. coming up on "world news" this week, new information about women and cancer. something that could help you make the vital decision, maybe even save lives. and also, we have a sort of world series of lean on me when you need a friend. you've never seen a story like this. that's tonight. have a great day. >> all right, diane. thanks. you've got a friend in me. that is the news at 8:05. sam is live in cocoa beach, florida. you doing okay? >> yeah, ashleigh, we're doing great. the waves are going to be a little rough today and all this week up and down the eastern seaboard. here's the update on earl. we just missed that category 3 status basically on the wind measurement. we will have a category 3 potentially for this week. here's the hurricane's track on this storm. you'll notice it comes very, very close to the east coast of the u.s. and we're counting on the cold front to act as kind of a bumper or wall and shoot this back out to the atlantic.
over city on the east coast should be watching earl. there's big heat in the country. we had three records yesterday and we will threaten records today and over the next few days. if you thought you were done with the heat in the north and northeast, not just yet. the cold will make a big difference. and there's an area of weather from t we have a bit of a heatwave this week. we have a strong and slow-moving high-pressure system overhead with a lot of sunshine today and for that middle part of the work week with hot conditions but at least it will not be too humid. we may be talking highs in the mid-90's but the dew point will remain in the mid '60s. there might be some added clouds
>> and we ar >> and we are live on the beautiful beefs of cocoa beach, florida. by the way, just stay clear of the water on the east coast. george. >> thanks, sam. anna nicole smith's death three years ago set off an immediate firestorm and it's kicked off with lawyers in california accusing doctors with providing her with massive amounts of drugs. her former boyfriend larry birkhead and ashleigh joins us now. >> the whole image comes to mind, the stream of high-profile court cases, the photographer boyfriend and, of course, that little baby named dannielynn. her boyfriend fought long and hard for paternity. and now he finds himself in a courtroom once again him this
tithe a witness. >> reporter: she is the spitting image of her mother, angel-faced. dannielynn is just two weeks shy of her 4th birthday. every day, her father, larry birthhe birkhead is reminded of the mother she lost. >> when you look at her, do you see anna? >> i do. the way she smiles. the mannerisms. the same types of poses. >> reporter: birkhead has been raising her in kentucky and california. >> how much does she know about her mommy? >> if her mom comes on television, she will say that's my mom, that's anna nicole. >> reporter: but there is so much more she will learn about her mom, vickie lynn hogan was a smalltown girl who changed her name and banal a "playboy"
center foeld. became a spokesman for a diet drug. do you worry what she's going to think when she does learn some of the things that are perhaps more unsavory about anna? >> i do worry. i just hope i get the opportunity to explain some of the things before she gets to the point where people come and tell her. >> reporter: and there are plenty of people who already surround her. mostly paparazzi. >> we can go to a park, where these families are at a park having fun with their kids. within a few minutes of us showing up there, there's 75 cameras in our face. >> reporter: back in 2007, birkhead came off the winner. >> i told you so. >> reporter: in a whirlwind case involves howard k. stern, anna's lawyer and constant companion. it was nothing short of a tabloid frenzy, but behind the scenes, birkhead said he always
knew he was the father and promised something to anna as he stood over her casket. >> we all got to put something in the casket. i put a three-page letter, this is before the dna test, telling her that i was going to take care of dannielynn. that's how certain i was. >> reporter: birkhead also keeps anna close to his heart. >> this necklace, anna had on when she passed away, danny had it on when he passed away. >> reporter: in this video of smith in clown makeup she appears to be seriously impaired, she's also pregnant with dannielynn. something that birkhead said got him scared. >> until i got my daughter back, i worried every single day. i took her to specialists to make sure everything is okay.
she assured me your daughter is happy and healthy. >> got luck? >> i got lucky. >> reporter: along with howard k. stern the doctors are also charged. video evidence played in court shows a glamour queen who appears impaired. >> because he's freaking genius. >> reporter: despite all that he's been through with stern, he still stands by him. >> he was with the same standard as the doctors almost like he prescribed the medication. >> reporter: not fair? >> i don't think it's quite fair. >> reporter: now, this single father is ever owe watchful about what the future holds for daddy's little girl. looking wait she does, she could have arch opportunity to follow in her mom's footsteps. >> i just hope she very
carefully follows the footsteps. >> reporter: do you secretly wish she'll be a librarian. but for now, he's prepping her for preschool. >> there's so many things i have to tell her in taking baby steps. she's running but i'm still taking baby steps. >> and what about the tens of millions of dollars of inheritance from anna's one-time billionaire texas husband. that case is hard-fought for years. guess what. it's not over yet. larry birkhead said dannielynn will live comfortable. >> such a sweet little girl. coming up, the red carpet hits and misses at the emmys. nina garcia is here. [ women ] ♪ pop-tarts happy sunshine time! ♪ [ man ] ♪ grab a pop-tart and you might just start ♪
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>> reporter: under sungy skies, the stars were dazzling with glitz, glamour and, yeah, glee. >> incredible, aesthetic. >> reporter: the women -- >> i have a wonderful woman who watches me. i wanted to pair pants. she told me it wasn't suitable. >> on the red carpet i tried to do it up. >> reporter: sofia shared her dieting tips. >> french fries, a bagel in the morning, creme brulee and a glass of champagne. >> let's rock it tonight! >> reporter: the ever popular shade of black, everybody virginia longoria, july la louis-dreyfus and edie falco. >> i'm just showing up. looking at having a good time.
>> it reminds me of old hollywood which i'm obsessed with. >> reporter: and in between, lots of colors on sirens like jang jones, kyra sedgwick and emwith winner julia ormond. >> there's something about the awards. >> reporter: of course, there was no shortage of sequins. anna pack in. >> this is the one i could squeeze my fat butt into. we decided we should go with this one. >> reporter: back stag, julia bowen said any fashion confuses her kids. >> even oliver who is old enough to get it, said to me, are you getting married because i got all dressed. >> reporter: kyra sedgwick. >> it's a woman, she's got breasts, i like that. >> reporter: if you're wondering what the secret is making to the emmies in one piece. >> most important thing is comfortable shoes.
if you're not comfortable on your feet, you're going to be grimacing like this. >> nina garcia is here. she's a judge, as you now know, on "project runway." this morning, here comes the judge. what did you absolutely love last night? >> well, clai shg, claire danes. i think she took the emmy dress to a whole new level. this crystal-beaded was striking and simple. loose. no jewelry. perfection. she was a winner. and she had the winning look. >> who else? >> well, my other top favorite. lea michele. again, right on trend with navy which seems to be the color this season. >> yeah. >> gorgeous, oscar de la renta. ruffled. i loved the smoky eyes.
the pale nude lips. the tussled hair. the jewelry from lore rangaine schwartz. she looked beautiful. she's 24. >> she can carry that. as we saw before, not much jewelry, but here it worked out. some people, a risk, but it paid off. >> a few. who did you think? >> my first one was sofia vergara. she's sexy and tasteful. i think the color is perfect on her. the yellow worked. it was beaded not too bead. just right. her personality is sexy. you can't hide that. >> one of the favorite looks of the night. >> but it was tastefully done. she was one of my favorite. the other was anna paquin. >> a newlywed. >> some people hate it, some
people love it. i love it. she wore an alexander mcqueen dress. mcqueen was known for his dark designs. i thought this was appropriate for her. "true blood" the vampire movie. the hair was beautifully designed. beautiful hair and makeup, off the face. it was covered for a change. not a strapless, not very exposing a lot. but really very nice. >> when i see that, i just want to go ole! ole! >> with the applets, i thought it was nice. >> and you're being a risk-taker, nina. maybe one or two not so nice? >> yes, on my list, cristina hendricks, unfortunately, i've seen her in much better colors than this.
the sparsely placed feathers made this a little sad, plus the intricate bodice was too much for the upper body. she should have worn something a little more minimal, more structural. she's got a gorgeous figure, but there's a lot going on there. and the feathers, if you're doing feathers go all the way. but they're too sparsely placed. it also looks like she's molting. and the color is not my favorite on her. >> and january jones, our producer out there in l.a. said this looked fabulous on the red carpet. the women were oohing and awing. and you don't particularly think so. >> well, here's the thing, she looked uneasy and uncomfortable. she didn't look comfortable in this dress. she's tiny. it overpowers her. it's almost like you see the dress before you see her. i don't think the hair and makeup helped her. >> oh, come on. she just got up. it may work for her.
>> i think it's too much dress for her. she's a beautiful, lovely girl. there was just too much of it. >> what are some trends that you saw last night? >> definitely, a lot of black and navy all over. i don't know what the somber classic mood. eva longoria had it. >> she normally wears color. >> rodriguez, looked fantastic. for a sunny day in los angeles, it was surprising to see so much navy. there's a lot of navy and black. >> and i liked your girl heidi in the shorts. >> god bless her are with the legs. >> you can see nina on "project runway." ting to plaque buildup in my arteries. that's why my doctor prescribed crestor. she said plaque buildup in arteries... is a real reason to lower cholesterol...
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we are on our way to the mid 90's pop. sunny and hot all week. it will not be too timid. he will appeal humidity but it will not be oppressive. big-time cold front on friday and that will drop the temperatures into the weekend near 80. we are keeping an eye on the forecast for hurricane earl that may impact our weather thursday to friday. >> we will be right back with a look at some of this morning's top local news stories.
guys are the next best thing. i don't think our audience will disagree with that, especially this audience right here. we'll see for ourselves as you perform live coming up this morning. it's great to have you here. >> what it's like to be in shea stadium for the beatles in 1964. that is coming up in a little bit. also, we were talking about before, when is the right time to give one of your kids -- shhh -- >> you're such a daddy right now. >> well, we're talking about a very important subject. how old were you when you got your first cell phone? >> 8. >> how old when you got your first cell phone? >> 13. >> anybody younger than that? >> second grade. >> you did not! >> i don't want ali to hear that. when is the right time to get a cell phone. we'll help you make the best decisions for your family.
you all remember this, nicole from pussycat dolls winning the trophy. tonight, you're going to find out the develop celebrities competing for this year's championship. the announcement is on "bachelor pad" tonight. >> we might have some contestants here tomorrow morning to kick off the season. of course, it all kicks off officially on abc. it's time for florida and sam champion. >> good morning, george. robin, everyone. we're going to start with a discussion on the west coast. it is 5 to 10 normal below normal. seattle at 66. l.a. at 71. phoenix at 96 degrees. there will even be, from seattle to l.a., as we said, those clouds and that cool air, there's showers from seattle to portland.
boise to salt lake city. some higher elevations could see a rain-snow mix. elsewhere, let's look at what happens with earl. again, hurricane center watching this very powerful hurricane move very close to the east coast this week. we remind you the beaches will be great this week, and i know a lot of people will be spending some time on them. just be very spimps sunny and hot this week with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-90's today through wednesday. it will cool by the weekend temperatures will be near 80 degrees over the weekend >> >> all that weather was brought toy by kellogg's rice crispy treats. we are live on the beautiful beaches of cocoa beach florida. robin? >> between your toes, you're a happy man. thank you.
all week, we have been tackling the most important issues on the minds of parents across the country. this morning, we look at sending our kids back to school with cell phones. should your child have one. claire shipman is here. we've been having the debate with the audience. >> believe me, i have it at my house every day. the number of kids with cell phones has skyrocketed. 31% of kids ages 9 to 10 have cell phones. now debating if one would help or hurt their child. >> reporter: back-to-school time and the rush is on for those critical supplies. pencils, folders, rulers and cell phones. for many families, cell phones have been the back 5:00 necessities. an these like parents aren't buying them, they're getting lobbied hard. >> if you get me a cell phone, i will never be a bad boy beginning.
>> reporter: nice negotiating but she believes 8-year-old braden is too young. according to a study by cafe mom, a website dead indicated to parenting issues, most believe 13 is the right age. >> i was 10. >> two of my friends have cell phones. i got my cell phone 8 months ago for christmas. >> reporter: this family believes the digital connection is critical for their busy lives. >> the reason for the cell phone, obviously, the after-school activities and the emergency situations if they're away from home. that's definitely a big factor. >> reporter: and many families now feel the same way. 31% of 8 to 10-year-olds now have cell phones according to a keiser study. 85% of 15 to 18-year-olds. >> it's important to set limit for these children especially at a young age. >> reporter: so far, braden isn't having much luck with his powers of persuasion.
>> i ask my mom and dad 200 times a week for a cell phone. they still stay no. >> we're setting the standards so high and expectations so high, if they're getting cell phones at this young age, by the time they're in high school, what are we providing to them, brand-new cars? >> reporter: she said 14 or 15 for that phone. not surprising a lot of families believe it depends on the clieldz. >> for many of the moms depending on the phone for the child, those between 8 to 10, the early tween age. >> reporter: the biggest worry about going digit, 80% of moms believe the child will lose that cell phone. 65% think the phone will distracted them. and 63% worry that the child will be exposed to inappropriate contents or browns or apps. >> moms could recognize the value of having that congress stant connectivity or the line out to their kids at any given
time. >> reporter: and so the latest frontier for cell phones, elementary school. >> oh, my goodness, braden, that little boy, is so adorable. it would be hard to refuse him anything. how do you know if it's right for your child? >> we have this debate at home. my son hugo is almost 9. asks me all the time. the fact is, ask whether you think your child can hang on to that thing. hugo comes home without his jacket no pocket change. that tells me he's not quite ready. also, you can ask whether he's mature enough. are they getting their homework done. do they wear their bike helmet when they say they do. those are good measures. >> some parents say they only want to use it for x, y, z. how do you go about that? >> lots of ways. you can limit the minutes. you can limit the numbers they're going to call. you can also turn off any ability to do web browsing or
have that constant contact with the great big outside internet world which is so frightening to parents. >> does hugo have one yet? >> no i'm holds out to 12. i heard what you said to george. >> good luck with both of you guys. thank you, claire. it's great to see you. >> thank you. if you're thinking about getting a cell phone for your child, go to abcnews/gma. and tomorrow, how to cope with the anxiety of your kids and tomorrow, how to cope with the anxiety of your kids going back t with unemployment stuck
near 10%, you can't afford to have a less than perfect resume. it has to stand out because it showcases your talent and experience not because of typos or other mistakes. workplace contributor tory johnson is here. she's got the five most common resume misfakes. >> first time, superexcited. >> pull up the resume. jane jones. you see it right there.
email@example.com. >> you don't want to use that, hot mama or beer daddy. it's totally unpran to be using the company e-mail to find a new job. you don't want to do that. instead, sign up for a free account. mac, hot mail, g-mail. use your first and last name. you'll be good to go. >> next, summary objective. >> yes. >> i look at that, it says manager, 30 years experience. people person. what's the problem? >> three specific things. first red flag. 30 years. in this particular job environment, that says older employee, going to be knocked out immediately. people person, too generic. what does that mean, a cashier, teacher? we don't know what that person does.
py want a position with a stable company. don't we all. >> selfish? >> very selfish. instead, we turn 30 years into simply experience. instead of people person, spell that out, what it does it tell any reader in just three sentences exactly who this person is and what they offer as opposed to what they're looking for. >> huge difference. okay. >> then, we go on to the first position. two red flags here for me. the first, a lot of people experiencing this right now. when we have the month and year here, this shows me that this person has been out of work for 20 months. >> it's being accurate. isn't that the right thing to do? >> it's being accurate, yes. but we have a spin on accuracy that i'm going to show you. in addition, responsible for managing large budget. if i would bang initial the word "responsible" from every resume i would be happy to because it's boring. instead, here's what i preserve. you've been out for a long time. the year, this, too, is accredited.
instead of saying 20 months out of work, it now says maybe just eight months out of work. it shows you exactly what i've done, but how well i've done it. >> less specific on the date. more specific on what you've actually done? >> absolutely. then look down to this. this is a position that somebody listed from the '80s. it's really rare that you're going to get hired based on what you did that long ago. instead, the majority of what you've done should be focused on what you've done the last 10 to 15 years. leaving this off is not about being inaccurate. it's about focusing on here's what i've done lately. >> it's not because you were ashamed of what was going on back in those years? >> not at all. something required on a job application, you're going to include it but definitely not required on a resume so you're going to take it off completely. focus again, last 10, 15 years. another thing you want to take off. when you look at credentials for education.
unless you've graduated in the last five years this date, again, really ages you to list when you graduated from school. instead, again, i'd much rather you simply just put where you graduated. the degree that you got. that kind of information. any kind of educational credentials. including any recent certificates you've taken. any course work you've taken, any stuff like that that's recent and current, you're going to look better right now. >> all of this will give you an edge in a tough environment. great start. >> i love it. >> you can get started on your resume at abcnews.com/gma. we've got a sample template there. we've got a sample template there. plus, five bonus in high definition... ...bam! it was like, "wow!" we had been cable tv subscribers for a brief period of time
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in a little over a year, allstar weekend have gone from pool parties to their own tour, zach, cameron and michael. i know you have a new version coming out. >> it's coming out in october. >> you know how there's so many young women who would love to be where i'm standing right now out in the audience. they lined up so early. it's a really cute story how you all want to a jonas brothers screening and were you handing out flyers? >> yes, we were outside, peddling our flyers pretty much. flyers with our name on it how to find us on the internet. we were passing them out. the casting director was there. got in her hand, it was amazing. >> the rest was history, as they say. >> i suppose, yeah. >> the three of you went to high school together, michael -- >> i did better in school,
obviously. >> we want everything. >> somehow, when it's all about the music, you come together, right? >> that's what it's all about. now, they're going to play a song that's zooming up the charts on radio disney. it's called "dance forever." please give it up for allstar weekend. ♪ ♪ baby get up open your eyes now the world's waking up ♪ ♪ you realize we'll walk to the beat so suddenly ♪ while we make believe that this will last forever we won't sleep 'til 3:00 in the morning ♪
♪ this song speaks and it's saying the real thing it feels like we're living a dream ♪ snut tonight we're gonna make this one right ♪ ♪ ♪ we'll set the stage and let the records play on saturday ♪ and we can dance forever we'll burn the light that makes the city sway when we set the stage ♪ ♪ ♪ we can dance forever ♪ and we can dance forever ♪ we're crazy enough to feel alive now you've got the stuff when we arrive ♪ ♪ we'll walk to the beat so suddenly and then you tell me that we could stay together ♪
♪ we won't sleep 'til 3:00 in the morning this song speaks and it's saying the real thing ♪ ♪ it feels like we're living a dream but tonight we're gonna make this one right ♪ ♪ we'll set the stage and let the records play on a saturday and we can dance forever ♪ ♪ we'll burn the light that makes the city sway when we set the stage and we can dance forever ♪ ♪ and we can dance forever ♪ turn around just move it with your feet on the ground ♪ ♪ you'll prove it when you hear the sounds we'll both lose it then we'll make the rounds to
dance forever ♪ ♪ and when the music stops and we can wait for another day and we'll just dance forever ♪ ♪ we'll hold on tight and think of saturdays if you say my name then we can dance forever ♪ ♪ we'll set the stage and let the records play on a saturday and we can dance forever ♪ ♪ we'll burn the light that makes the city sway when we set the stage ♪ ♪ and we can dance forever ♪ and we can dance forever ♪ we can dance we can dance we can dance forever ♪
i think it's greatove about how they put politicss union? above my chi education. it's cool how the union makes it almo impossible to fire bad teachers. it's impressive how my dues money supports politicians i don't even like. dcchers union has failed our kids, played politics, and now is threatening to file a lawsuit to block recent progress. find out more at teachersunionexposed.com/dc. thanks, teachers unions.
>> and good monday morning everybody. thank you for joining us. i am alison starling with your local update. let's look at traffic and weather. metrorail is reporting they are on normal service. we are getting back into error routine with more school systems going back in play. look out for a slow lights and yellow buses. there is plenty of traffic from 118 down to the beltway on 270. i-395 is in better shape northbound with delays after the pentagon across the 14th street bridge but that is brief. totals sunshine outside. this is a look at the sun rise over laurel, maryland. 73 degrees up there and it will be hot today but not too humid. the humidity will remain in check for a couple of days. 82 degrees in arlington and 80 degrees in warrenton.
our forecast for today calls for mostly sunny skies, sunny and hot but not too humid with highs in the mid-90's through wednesday. by the weekend behind a cold front, look at the temperatures, closer to 80 degrees. pepco customers will be able to voice their complaints that a public hearing tonight. recent storms left hundreds of thousands of customers without power. the hearing tonight will begin at 6:00 at the montgomery county office building in rockville. we thank you for watching and we will be back at noon.